Arnjolt Beer

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Arnjolt Beer
Personal information
Nationality  France
Born (1946-06-19) 19 June 1946 (age 68)
Koumac, North Province, New Caledonia
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 120 kg (260 lb)
Sport
Sport Athletics
Updated on 26 April 2013.

Arnjolt Beer (born 19 June 1946) is a retired French shot putter.

He was born in Koumac in New Caledonia, and represented the club Stade Français. He represented France at the 1968 and 1972 Olympic Games, where he did not reach the final.[1] He won the silver medal at the 1967 Mediterranean Games,[2] finished sixth at the 1968 European Indoor Games,[3] eighth at the 1970 European Indoor Championships,[4] thirteenth at the 1971 European Indoor Championships,[5] tenth at the 1972 European Indoor Championships,[6] tenth at the 1976 European Indoor Championships,[7] and twelfth at the 1981 European Indoor Championships.[8]

He became French champion in 1968, 1971, 1978 and 1980,[9] and French indoor champion in 1975, 1977, 1978 and 1979.[10] At the South Pacific Games Beer won the shot put in 1966, 1969, 1971, 1975 and 1983. He set a championship record with 18.07 metres in 1971, and equalled it in 1975. It withstood later competitions. Also, in the discus throw he won gold medals in 1969, 1971 and 1975 and silver medals in 1966 and 1983. Here, too, he set a championship record of 50.22 metres in 1969, but it was erased by French Polynesian Jean-Claude Duhaze in 1979. In the hammer throw Beer won a silver medal in 1975 and bronze medals in 1969 and 1971.[11]

Achievements[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  New Caledonia
1966 South Pacific Games Nouméa, New Caledonia 1st Shot put 15.82 m
2nd Discus throw 44.68 m
1969 South Pacific Games Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea 1st Shot put 17.89 m
1st Discus throw 50.22 m
3rd Hammer throw 41.84 m
1971 South Pacific Games Pirae, French Polynesia 1st Shot put 18.07 m
1st Discus throw 49.98 m
3rd Hammer throw 44.00 m
1975 South Pacific Games Tumon, Guam 1st Shot put 18.07 m
1st Discus throw 48.30 m
2nd Hammer throw 43.66 m
1983 South Pacific Games Apia, Western Samoa 1st Shot put 16.97 m
2nd Discus throw 48.70 m

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Arnjolt Beer". Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 24 January 2011. 
  2. ^ "Mediterranean Games". GBR Athletics. Athletics Weekly. Archived from the original on 26 December 2010. Retrieved 24 January 2011. 
  3. ^ "1968 European Indoor Games, men's shot put final". Die Leichtatletik-Statistik-Seite. Retrieved 24 January 2011. 
  4. ^ "1970 European Indoor Championships, men's shot put final". Die Leichtatletik-Statistik-Seite. Retrieved 24 January 2011. 
  5. ^ "1971 European Indoor Championships, men's shot put final". Die Leichtatletik-Statistik-Seite. Retrieved 24 January 2011. 
  6. ^ "1972 European Indoor Championships, men's shot put final". Die Leichtatletik-Statistik-Seite. Retrieved 24 January 2011. 
  7. ^ "1976 European Indoor Championships, men's shot put final". Die Leichtatletik-Statistik-Seite. Retrieved 24 January 2011. 
  8. ^ "1981 European Indoor Championships, men's shot put final". Die Leichtatletik-Statistik-Seite. Retrieved 24 January 2011. 
  9. ^ "French Championships". GBR Athletics. Athletics Weekly. Archived from the original on 26 December 2010. Retrieved 24 January 2011. 
  10. ^ "French Indoor Championships". GBR Athletics. Athletics Weekly. Archived from the original on 26 December 2010. Retrieved 24 January 2011. 
  11. ^ "South Pacific Games". GBR Athletics. Athletics Weekly. Archived from the original on 26 December 2010. Retrieved 24 January 2011.